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Old 07-28-2012, 11:52 AM
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They do all vary, it seems. When my old Lab, Bonnie died, Lyric, my Dobe would go off into the woods on my property several times a day for maybe 10 minutes at a time. It seemed he was looking for her because he didn't disappear like that normally. Inside the house, he seemed restless...would lie on his chair or couch for a while, then get up, go down the hall into the bedrooms and back to his chair again. He seemed a little depressed, but not so obvious that I could be sure. Anyhow...all this went on for about 2 weeks, then he seemed more back to his old self.

The Chihuahuas, although they had lived with Bonnie much longer than Lyric had, didn't show me any definite signs of depression or of missing her.

When Lyric died, the Chihuahuas were a little mopy, but no strong signs of depression..no searching for him or anything. It's very strange how they can all differ so much.

I hope your fella will be okay soon. They do seem to get over it eventually though.
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:13 PM
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When Buffy died, I thought I was going to lose Bimmer too. He grieved HARD. He wouldn't eat unless I stood there and begged him to. He'd eat for me, but not for himself.

When we brought Shiva home, he came out of it some, but not fully. He didn't really recover and begin to live fully again until I brought Kharma home. She was bred from the same father as Buffy and her dam was bred from the same mother, different sire and even though she's definitely an individual you can tell she's closely related to Buffy. Kharma brought the spark back into his eyes.
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